ERIC Number: ED355333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Developing People's Ability To Learn. European Perspectives on Self-Learning Competency and Technological Change.
This book outlines the process and outcomes of the EUROTECNET Self-Learning Competency research project that was launched in 1989. (EUROTECNET is a program designed to promote educational responses that will enable the European Community to create technological innovations in the workplace.) Part I, Technological Change and the Need for a Self-Learning Workforce, has six chapters: "EUROTECNET Enquiry on Self-Learning Competency and Technological Change"; "The Enquiry Process: A Cooperative Self-Learning Experience"; "Technological Revolution Entails a Knowledge and a Learning Revolution"; "Profile of the Self-Learning Knowledge Worker"; "Organisations for Self-Learning: Training Institutes and Enterprises"; and "Taking Steps towards a European Self-Learning Community" (Caspar). Eight chapters comprise part II, Issues Surrounding the New Learning Paradigm: "The Self-Learning Gamble: An Examination of the Issues Involved" (Carre); "Self-Learning Competency: Approaches and Experiences in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Bahr); "Developing Skilled Learners: The Experience of ICI and Shell in the United Kingdom" (Pearn, Downs); "New Starting Points for European Vocational Training" (Feldmann et al.); "The Need for Self-Learning Organisations as Part of an Overall Business/Management Strategy" (Pedler); "The Utilization of Information Technology: A Management Perspective on a Learning Issue" (Docherty); "The Self-Qualifying Organisation: A Necessity for the Future of Europe" (Talpaert); and "Vocational Training Requirements within a Company Context: A Trade Union View Point" (Steinleitner). In conclusion, "Facing up to the Challenge" urges action to convert the self-learning model into a reality. The book contains a list of the names and addresses of contributors to the book. (Contains 125 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Competency Based Education, Computer Uses in Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Models, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Self Actualization, Technological Advancement
European University Press, rue Engeland 565, B-1180, Brussels, Belgium.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EUROTECNET Technical Assistance Office, Brussels (Belgium).